GREENVILLE—The Flat River Community Players open their 43rd season of community theatre with the comedy, Sex Please We’re Sixty. This hilariously frisky farce is by playwrights Michael and Susan Parker.
The story involves the Rose Cottage Bed & Breakfast establishment, a charming and cozy getaway whose guests—nearly all women—tend to return from one year to the next. To the chagrin of the B&B’s proprietress, Mrs. Stancliffe (Pat Cradit), her next-door neighbor Bud “the Stud” Davis (Greg VanderMark) believes these vacationing ladies really come to have romantic liaisons with him. Despite her own prim and proper behavior, Mrs. S. knows that Bud is good for business!
Meanwhile Henry Mitchell (Leonard Cradit), her other neighbor and “gentleman caller,” has developed an as yet untested “little blue pill” for menopausal ladies. Three ladies, guests at the B&B, complete the picture: Victoria Ambrose (Roxanne Hutchinson), Hillary Hudson (Sandy Cote), and Charmaine Beauregard (Kathy Craig). When Bud attempts to entertain all three gals and they mix up Bud’s Viagra pills with Henry’s experimental drug, they soon learn what happens to each gender when they take the wrong pill! All those hot flashes, mood swings, weeping, and irritability make for plenty of mayhem and belly laughs!
Deb Dieckman directs Sex Please We’re Sixty. Working with her on the show are Roxanne Hutchinson as producer, Brittany Bassett as tech director/stage manager, Jessica Gilbertson as costumer, and Skip Schuster and Brad Wagbo as set designers/builders. Mark Dombroske is preparing scene music for the production.
Performances are at the Greenville Area Community Center on April 21, 22, 28 & 29 at 7:30 p.m., and there is a 2:00 p.m. matinee on Sunday, April 23. Tickets are $13 for adults, $11 for students 18 and under, and $11 for seniors 60 and over. They are available at the Greenville Area Community Center during regular business hours Monday through Friday. Tickets may also be reserved online with MasterCard or VISA at ShowClix.com. Call the Players at (616) 754-8207 if you have questions or concerns.